Events of 1–2 Samuel Referenced in the Psalms

1 Samuel Incident Psalm
19:11 David’s house surrounded 59
21:10–11 David seized by Achish 56
21:12–22:1 David escapes from Achish (called Abimelech in Psalm 34 title) 34
22:1 (possibly also 24:3) David in cave 57; 142
22:9–19 Doeg the Edomite 52
23:14–15 (possibly) Desert of Judah 63
23:19 David betrayed by Ziphites 54
2 Samuel Incident Psalm
8:1–14 Victory over Transjordan 60
chs. 11–12 Against house of Uriah 51
chs. 15–17 Absalom’s revolt 3
chs. 15–17 (possibly) Desert of Judah 63
ch. 22 Victory over all enemies 18

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